Sorry it's been so quiet around here! Summer is taking over! We had a great trip up to Delaware to visit with family and now we're home and getting back into the swing of things.
And now that I'm home, I'd LOVE to share some of the cards I made for the latest Studio Calico release! I was amazed to see that the Pinball Card Add-on is still available for purchase! I would buy this kit for the stamps alone- they're absolutely beautiful! Check it out!
These awesome stamps were created by OneCanoeTwo for Studio Calico- and they're absolutely perfect... not kidding. Gorgeous sentiments, great floral images that are great for building, love it all...
Here are a couple projects I created with this kit-
Again.... I LOVE these stamps.... sigh...
I started by stamping my sentiment with Yes Peas Color Theory Ink from Studio Calico. I masked the sentiment by stamping it on a sheet of scrap paper, cutting it out, and laying it over my card sentiment. Then, I stamped the floral images I wanted, building the images with the different stem and flower components. SO fun.
Then, I pulled out my Peerless Transparent Watercolors and painted the flowers a bit. To make the flowers really pop off the page, I outlined the images with a T1 Copic marker.
Love how it turned out....
I used the beautiful Penny Arcade Cut Files by Kim Stewart on this one! I cut them with my Cameo using white cardstock and backed each leaf with the awesome honey tan paper from the paper pad that comes in the kit. I contrasted that with the beautiful blue polka dot paper. And how awesome is that sentiment- great, bold sentiment to really make an impact on a card!
Here are the cut files- only available until the end of the month!:
I'm here today to share some projects I created with my favorite thing from this month- the Funnel Cake stamps!
Now, the biggest question I've seen come up on the message boards about this stamp set is how to use it if you don't have an acrylic block big enough! This stamp is a big one- and I've heard lots of suggestions- but I thought I'd show you how I use large stamps like this WITHOUT a block!
It's easy peasy and works like a charm! Take a look:
1. Gather supplies.
You'll need the stamp, some ink (I used Versafine Onyx Black), cardstock, and a brayer. You could also just use your hands- would work fine, too!
2. Carefully peel the stamp off the packaging.
3. Stick your stamp to your desk stamp side up.
We're using our desks as the block!
4. Press down.
Press down the stamp to make sure that it doesn't wiggle around at all.
You want it to be nice and secure on your desk.
5. Ink it up!
Generously apply ink to the stamp to cover.
6. Carefully place your cardstock on top of the inked stamp.
This is where you have to be very careful- if that cardstock shifts, you won't have a nice image! Make sure to hold it down gently with one hand.
7. While holding the cardstock, gently roll over the cardstock and stamp with a brayer.
You can also just use your hands to gently press the paper onto the stamp, but I've found that I get a clearer, more crisp image with the brayer!
8. Carefully lift the paper off of the stamp.
Take your time and make sure not to drop the cardstock back down on the ink.
9. Admire your stamped image!
After stamping the image, I cut around the entire shape of the country and set out to make a card for my Project Life album. We're getting ready to take a road trip up to Delaware to visit family, so I thought this would be a great addition to help document the trip! I'll also be posting this on Instagram and Facebook to tell our family and friends that we'll see them soon! A fun little announcement of our trip!
If you want this stamp and die set, you may have to be quick!
They will be available on the Studio Calico site HERE during the full reveal at midnight EST tonight! I have a feeling these will go very quickly- you don't want to miss it! These are currently SOLD OUT! They will be restocked, though! You can PREORDER the stamp and die set now and it will ship to you as soon as the reorder arrives in the warehouse!
I know a bunch of people are starting to receive their Hello, Hello kits in the mail! So exciting!
I wanted to stop by and share a page I created using the G'Day Project Life Add-on- for some crazy reason... this kit is STILL AVAILABLE! It most likely won't be for long so make sure you check it out!
Here's the kit- isn't it awesome!?
And here's the page I made:
I LOVE the gold and wood accents in this kit! I stretched that gold doily all around the page by using little bits and pieces of it here and there! Those woodgrain cameras and flag clips are so awesome, too.... just perfect!
This kit also comes with two different alphas- and they work beautifully together!
Make sure you run over and pick up this kit before it's gone!
I wanted to let you all know about these awesome deals from Studio Calico!
First- we have this amazing deal for new subscribers!
Use promo code HELLO10 to save $10 off your first month with any new subscription!
I can't speak enough about how inspiring it is to receive these kits in the mail each month. It really is a special gift just for me and I look forward to that box landing on my doorstep immensely! The kits inspire me to try new products and step outside of my comfort zone. You can have that, too! Whether you're a scrapbooker, card maker, or Project Lifer- we have a kit for you!